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Bug#658227: Search produces unhelpful results for "DFSG" and "Social Contract"


Thanks for forwarding it.

On Wednesday 01 February 2012 07:44:19 David Prévot wrote:
> Le 01/02/2012 04:40, Josh Triplett a écrit :
> > I recently needed to dig up the URL for the DFSG.  I tried the search
> > in the upper right corner of debian.org, which did not produce useful
> > results.  Searching for "dfsg" produced numerous security advisories for
> > software with "dfsg" in the version number; the actual DFSG
> > (http://www.debian.org/social_contract.1.0.en.html#guidelines) did not
> > appear anywhere on the first page of results.  Searching for "social
> > contract" produced the social contract as the third result, after two
> > General Resolutions which happened to include "social contract" in their
> > text.

That I don't really know what to do. I think I understand the basics of the 
weighting system, but I'm confused by the results of switching from 
probabilistic query (parameter P) to boolean filtering (parameter B.)

Probably by adding a <meta name="keywords" content="dfsg, social contract"> it 
could gain some more weight. Olly, do you have any comment or suggestion as to 
what could be done? AFAICS not even the document's <title> is recorded as 

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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